Solar Stone* ‎– Solarcoaster


Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LOST023, 023 Solar Stone* Solarcoaster(4xFile, MP3, 320) Lost Language, Lost Language LOST023, 023 UK 2003
VLMX 1346-3 Solar Stone* Solarcoaster(12") Electropolis VLMX 1346-3 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
LOST023 Solar Stone* Solarcoaster(12", Dis) Lost Language LOST023 UK 2003 Sell This Version
LOST023R Solar Stone* Solarcoaster(12", Dis) Lost Language LOST023R UK 2003 Sell This Version
Lost23 SolarStone Solarcoaster(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Lost Language Lost23 UK 2003 Sell This Version
LOST023T Solar Stone* Solarcoaster(12", TP) Lost Language LOST023T UK 2003 Sell This Version
LOST023CDR Solarstone Solarcoaster(CDr) Lost Language LOST023CDR UK 2003 Sell This Version
LOST023LCD Solar Stone* Solarcoaster(CDr, Ltd) Lost Language LOST023LCD UK 2007 Sell This Version
SOLARCDSC1 Solarstone Solarcoaster (Remixes Disc 1)(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Solarstone Self-released) SOLARCDSC1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ARDI3055 Solarstone Solarcoaster(4xFile, MP3, 320) Armada Digital ARDI3055 Netherlands 2012
CVSA183 Solarstone Solarcoaster(6xFile, MP3, 320) Captivating Sounds CVSA183 Netherlands 2013
CVSA183 Solarstone Solarcoaster(6xFile, WAV) Captivating Sounds CVSA183 Netherlands 2013


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January 2, 2014
referencing Solarcoaster, 6xFile, MP3, 320, CVSA183
Another incredible trance classic murdered by this horrible modern EDM big room sound. Awful


November 3, 2009
referencing Solarcoaster, 12", Dis, LOST023

The Midway Mix of Solarcoaster is proof enough for me that trance music reached stellar heights at one point, and has the potential to play with your emotions in deeply profound ways. This song is one of my sharpest memories relating to my discovery of trance music back in the early 2000s. I suppose fate would have it that this was one immense way to become exposed, for essentially the first time, to this form of music.

The reason Solarcoaster, especially the Midway Mix, was such a huge breakthrough for me was because it opened my eyes to a species of electronic music that focused on pronounced melodic builds and shifted attention away from easy to grasp beats and melodies at obvious climaxes. This to me suggests a level of higher musical thinking so vastly apart from many other forms of dance music. This goes the same for the original for Solarcoaster as well, but I am simply especially enamored with the Midway Mix, which gives it a stronger edge. Solarcoaster is brilliant, and the Midway Mix is simply perfect.

Ralph Barendse's (Midway) interpretation of Solarcoaster, just like the original, is accessible without being commercial, catchy, or cheesy. It is deep and broadly emotional without being saccharine. There is some very fine equilibrium at work here, between the uplifting, the mysterious, and the melancholy; an equilibrium between what works wonders in a club setting and what will also release you when you are just listening at home.

There is also an equilibrium between technical wizardry, such as the perfect entry and release of an acid riff of sorts that strikes just before each breakdown, and musical genius. A luscious guitar playing out a delicate chord progression is backdropped by a xylophone that rings out calmly, an array of lush (if shy) synths, and a haunting presence of enigmatic female vocals saying "You're so cool", all arranged to make you want to scream to the heavens. And yet, there is this contrast between these gentler elements and the more aggressive, club-friendly ones, such as the deep bassline and acid elements. Not a single element seems out of place or excessive.

Thinking back on all this, I am strongly reminded of why I fell passionately in love with trance music in the first place.


July 14, 2008
referencing Solarcoaster, CDr, LOST023CDR
This is a contender for the best trance record of the decade. This is the sort of music that got played at the legendary The Gallery night, at Turnmills in London. I remember hearing it there & being amazed at how lush it is, with the plucked guitar melody contrasting to the sweeping lush string chords - what an anthem. Tiesto plays this on his 'In Search of Sunrise 3' album (also highly recomended)


June 18, 2003
referencing Solarcoaster, CDr, LOST023CDR

The vocal from Solarcoaster has been sampled from Quentin Tarantino's 'True Romance'. The vocal snippet is from the final scene of the movie in which Patricia Arquette's character, 'Alabama' reflects on her life. "I look back and am amazed that my thoughts were so clear and true, that three words went through my mind endlessly, repeating themselves like a broken record: you're so cool, you're so cool, you're so cool."